# Discovery of three optical open clusters in the Galaxy

@article{Bica2004DiscoveryOT,
title={Discovery of three optical open clusters in the Galaxy},
author={Eduardo Luiz Damiani Bica and Charles J Bonatto and Candida Brazil and Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil},
journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year={2004},
volume={422},
pages={555-562}
}
We report the discovery of three optical open clusters in the Milky Way. Two clusters are in Scutum (Cluster 1 at � = 18.44 ◦ and b = −0.42 ◦ , and Cluster 2 at � = 19.60 ◦ and b = −1.02 ◦ ), thus projected not far from the Galactic center direction, and the other is in Canis Major (Cluster 3 at � = 235.61 ◦ and b = −4.10 ◦ ), near the anti-center direction. Cluster 3 is less populous than Clusters 1 and 2, but presents evidence of being a physical system. The objects were found optically by… Expand

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